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Just read this oddity in the New York Times–“Birth of a Palestinian City is Punctuated by Struggles/Project Depends on Israeli Cooperation” by Isabel Kershner, p. 12 international section. Here’s how Kershner defines occupation:

“We still have to deal with the Israeli occupation,” [Palestinian real estate developer Amir] Dajani said, referring to the division of the West Bank into different areas of authority under the overall rule of the Israeli military.

This is why the readers of the NYT know little, if anything, about The Situation and, if they keep reading Isabel Kershner, even less.

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  1. Kathleen
    August 11, 2013, 1:53 pm

    “This is why the readers of the NYT know little, if anything, about the situation” Most readers of the NYBloodyTimes know exactly what the “situation” is. They just don’t care. In fact many have and would continue to allow the apartheid government of Israel to flourish.

  2. Citizen
    August 11, 2013, 2:57 pm

    “Al da newz fit fer yuz” you ignorant goy masses of America. Just shovel us some more tax dollars so we can continue to develop Greater Israel. And, watch out, the Iranian boogyman is going to get you!

  3. DICKERSON3870
    August 11, 2013, 3:22 pm

    RE: “Here’s how Kershner defines occupation . . . This is why the readers of the NYT know little, if anything, about The Situation and, if they keep reading Isabel Kershner, even less.” ~ Dorothy Zellner

    FROM WIKIQUOTE.ORG [Fyodor Dostoevsky]:

    Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable number of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind. ~ Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, “Notes from the Underground” (1864)

    Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flatter. ~ Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, “Crime and Punishment” (1866)

    How it could come to pass I do not know, but I remember it clearly. The dream embraced thousands of years and left in me only a sense of the whole. I only know that I was the cause of their sin and downfall. Like a vile trichina, like a germ of the plague infecting whole kingdoms, so I contaminated all this earth, so happy and sinless before my coming. They learnt to lie, grew fond of lying, and discovered the charm of falsehood. ~ Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man” (1877)

    A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying — to others and to yourself. ~ Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, “The Brothers Karamazov” (1879–1880)


  4. Blank State
    Blank State
    August 11, 2013, 4:00 pm

    The story behind this private venture really underscores the horseshit Kerry has been spewing these last few months. If any venture deserves our economic participation, Rawabi exemplifies that venture. Yet we have not contributed one cent to this project. One can only assume that Kerry’s pie-in-the-sky natterings about helping the Palestinian economy will be a typical pimp job, trying to steer opportunites and profits into the pockets of corporate cronies on the dole in DC. Rawabi could well fail without subsidation from outside entities, and who can doubt the ziopukes and their subservient lackies in DC would like nothing better than to see it fail? Instead, lets ship those murderous criminals steering the Israeli Ship Of State another few billion dollars so they can purchase cluster bombs and white phosphorous.

  5. eGuard
    August 11, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Readers of NYT you say? Obama has his arm twisted right now.

    He will do nothing for a peace. He was rewarded the Nobel peace prize not for making peace, but for being blank. Good luck USA.

    And then this: 1st term he managed to prevent the West–Iran war out (where was Israel btw?). Today, he is not free anymore. AIPAC will call the shots. Guess what: a war against Iran wil happen during Obama II.

    • Citizen
      August 12, 2013, 6:06 am

      @ eGuard
      A war with Iran may also be convenient since the on-going Depression shows no sign of ending. Patriotic austerity and jobs for everybody! Now that Congress’s latest sanctions aim to cut of Iran’s oil exports, what else can be done to squeeze Iran?

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